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Christmas cakes ready to go

Thursday, 11th December, 2014

BH Cake Decorators secretary Carol Murray (left), Meals on Wheels president Lillian Cox, kitchen supervisor Christine Jones and Chris Anderson from the BH Rotary Club. BH Cake Decorators secretary Carol Murray (left), Meals on Wheels president Lillian Cox, kitchen supervisor Christine Jones and Chris Anderson from the BH Rotary Club.

Broken Hill’s crafty cake decorators are helping bring some Christmas cheer to dozens of house-bound residents again this year.

In what has become a tradition, more than 80 freshly baked and cellophane-wrapped Christmas cakes were hand delivered to Meals on Wheels headquarters in Beryl Street yesterday. 

The treats will form part of the Christmas hampers that will also feature a three-meat and veg roast, plum pudding with brandy custard, ice-cream and drinks.

BH Cake Decorators publicity officer Vicki Sladden said members have been making the cakes for Meals on Wheels for 26 years.

“It’s just a little token that we do. The Broken Hill community supports us when we do something so we like to support them.”

For the past 11 years the BH Rotary Club has been donating the ingredients for the cakes, which are made in one giant baking session.

“We have one day where we all cook them at the same time,” Ms Sladden said.

It’s a busy time for the decorators whose Christmas stall opens on Saturday week in the Town Hall facade.

Meals on Wheels volunteers will deliver the hampers to clients next Wednesday before the service closes on Friday for two weeks.

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